Committee Member: Matt Beall

Matt Beall

Hawaii - CEO, Principal Broker and Co-Owner of Hawaii Life

This North Shore Kauai-based surfer has more favorite bands than he could possibly name—but his top live show ever was Prince at the LA Forum. Best vacation, too, is tough—though hiking the crater at Haleakala and staying in the cabins up there was “like no place in the world.” Beall is CEO, principal broker and co-owner of Hawaii Life, a large residential real estate company founded in 2008. Today he employs over 400 staff, brokers and agents in the firm—all this from a gent whose education, in his own words, includes “some college, some pilgrimage, and a lot of hard work.”

Q&A:

Dream trip?

I’m headed to Hokkaido here soon for a snow trip, which has been on my radar for a while now, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

I make a mean soba noodle dish.

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Vermeer in Amsterdam.

Dream road rip?

Jerry Garcia
Jerry Weintraub
Jerry Seinfield

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Speed Racer.

Favorite movies?

Being There.

Motorcycle?

I had old Kawasaki 600 in my 20’s. It was fun. Also dangerous.

Wear a watch?

Hamilton. Great story.

Got a favorite watch?

Same as above.

Got a dream watch?

Meh. It’s not like I’ve retired after 60 years of working for an engineering company.

Bourbon or Scotch?

Yes.

Cologne?

I haven’t been, but I would love to visit Germany.

Favorite beach?

Undisclosed. Plus it’s probably raining and there’s no good surf there.

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is?

Not sure about favorite, but I do get the mail from our P.O. Box and sometimes make a Kaua’i Juice Co run.

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

Hopefully not much.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

I serve on the board of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and I’ve been a supporter since 2013. My wife and I support other causes, too, most often environmental but also arts and progressive movements.

Hawaii Life also has a donor-advised fund with Hawaii Charitable Foundation. That fund is run by the brokers and agents in our firm. Last year, we raised over $200,000 for flood relief efforts on Kauai and volcano relief efforts on the big island.

Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you.

I think personal privacy is increasingly underrated.